Hot Beverages when camping

Hot Beverages when camping

Hot Beverages when camping, sometimes, you just need a good, hot drink. If you think you have to forgo that just because you’re camping, think again. You can turn out all kinds of delicious beverages with just a few ingredients and a pot.

Hot Beverages when camping

Hot Beverages when camping

Hot Beverages when camping

Hot Chocolate

A classic drink for cold nights, hot chocolate is a must have!

  • Serves 4
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • ½ cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar

You can pre-mix the ingredients and simply pour them into four cups of water in a pot when you want hot chocolate. Stir well until dissolved and heat until almost boiling. Serve with marshmallows.

Spicy Hot Chocolate

Similar to the recipe above, but with more oomph!

  • Serves 4
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • ½ cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. cayenne powder

You can pre-mix the ingredients and simply pour them into four cups of water in a pot when you want hot chocolate. Stir well until dissolved and heat until almost boiling.

Spiced Apple Juice

This spicy drink is very warming on crisp evenings.

  • Serves 2
  • 1 litre apple juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 allspice berries

Mix the spices into the apple juice and simmer, covered, for 1 hour over low coals.

Mulled Wine

An adult-only recipe, this is a tasty way to toast the evening.

  • Serves 6
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 1 bottle apple cider
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 allspice berries
  • Sugar to taste

Pour the wine and cider into your pot and add the remaining ingredients. Place on the edge of the fire, covered and simmer for 30 minutes. Do not let the mixture boil. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved, to reach the desired sweetness.

Hot Fruit Punch

A little something for the kids and the young at heart in the group.

  • Serves 6
  • 1 liter orange juice
  • 1 liter apple juice
  • 1 cup mixed dried fruit

Put all the ingredients into a pot and simmer on the edge of the fire

until the dried fruit is soft and rehydrated, about 30 minutes.

Hot Ginger Lemonade

Ward off the cold with a steaming cup of immunity boosting lemonade.

  • Serves 4
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root, sliced
  • 2 lemons, quartered (or 4 Tablespoons lemon juice)
  • 4 cups water

Honey or sugar to taste Put the ginger and lemon or juice into a pot with the water and bring to a boil. Boil for five minutes. Remove from the fire and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain out the ginger and lemon and stir in your chosen sweetener to taste.

Coffee

If you need a cup of coffee to get you going in the morning, this is the ticket.

  • Serves 2
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons ground coffee
  • 2 Tablespoons cold water

Bring the water to a boil in your pot. Remove from the fire and add your coffee grounds. Allow the coffee to steep for five minutes or so and pour in the cold water. Wait 30 seconds and then pour the coffee carefully into your cups. The cold water helps settle the grounds so you don’t end up with grainy coffee in your cup. Some grounds may still escape, but it’s all part of the experience.

 

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